Best Racing Blogs On gg.com Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 7.90s
- Off time: 12:41:36
|1st||1 Call The Cops||7/4j|
|2nd||4 Major Milborne||7||15/2|
|3rd||2 In The Rough||5||6/1|
Call The Cops (IRE) 41
|4||154 11-0||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||7/4j|
In The Rough (IRE) 28
|4||154 11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||6/1|
Kaki Island (IRE) 24
|5||154 11-0||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||66/1|
Major Milborne 23
|5||154 11-0||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||15/2|
Pink Gin 12
|5||154 11-0 t||J A B Old||M D Grant||150/1|
Table Bluff (IRE) 14
|4||154 11-0||J L Spearing||J E Moore||66/1|
Tashkaldou (FR) 24
|4||154 11-0 t1||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||66/1|
The Master Remover (IRE) 21
|4||154 11-0||C Gordon||M Goldstein||40/1|
The Perfect Crime (IRE) 53
|4||154 11-0||Ian Williams||R J McCarth (5)||100/1|
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 25
|5||154 11-0||G McPherson||C Poste||16/1|
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 14
|4||154 11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||40/1|
Volt Face (FR) 26
|4||154 11-0||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||7/4j|
Dustland Fairytale (IRE) 41
|5||147 10-7||Ian Williams||R Thornton||100/1|
Into The Wind 14
|6||147 10-7||Jim Best||W P Kavanagh (3)||100/1|
||4||Jonjo O'Neill||Thomas M O'brien||WD|
||7||107||T Wall||Josh Wall||NR|
||4||11-0||R Lee||Jake Greenall||6/1|
CALL THE COPS didn't jump very well on his hurdling debut at Southwell but the fact that he wasn't far behind a couple of decent novices suggest there are races to be won with Nicky Henderson's gelding and he looks the one to beat in this. Major Milborne is closely matched with the selection on a line through Key To The West so has to be considered and Trillerin Minella wasn't disgraced in a better race at Exeter last time. Debutants to note include In The Rough and Volt Face.
There You Are 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place 4th, well beaten after 5th, 10th of 11, well behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Femme D'espere 200-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, mistake 3rd, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Call The Cops (IRE) 7-4fav (10-9) Mistake 1st, not fluent next, tracked leaders, lost place 4th, outpaced 3 out, headway under pressure before next, 3rd and ridden between last 2, stayed on one pace when not fluent last, no impression flat, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Key To The West (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.
Major Milborne 20-1 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leader until before 3rd, chased leading pair, went 2nd again 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Key To The West (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
In The Rough (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up, ridden and headway 4f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Pink Gin 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place 7th, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Volt Face (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Led until over 2f out, chased winner under pressure, no impression when lost 2nd entering final furlong, weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 7l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Kaki Island (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led and given clear advantage start, reduced lead when hit 3 out, headed soon after and dropped to 3rd, no chance with leading duo, lost poor 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 44l behind Sgt Reckless (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, headway after next, stayed on well, never nearer, 4th of 8, 23l behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Tashkaldou (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Table Bluff (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, headway approaching 5th, ridden when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 36l behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
The Master Remover (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked winner, pushed along before 3 out, no impression soon after, never any chance with easy winner, hit last, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hampered 1st, some late headway approaching last, never on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind Neston Grace (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Into The Wind 33-1 (10-5) In rear, well beaten after 5th, 7th of 11, well behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
The Perfect Crime (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In rear, ridden 8f out, weakened 6f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Deadly Sting (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Dustland Fairytale (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Prominent and disputed, led halfway, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra, 12th of 16, 35l behind Leroy Parker (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Nov '11.